Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin

Distilled Gin

Kirkjuvagr // Islands, Scotland

community rating

3.33
3 out of 5 stars
( 3 )

Distilled on Orkney, one of the Northernmost Scottish islands, Kirkjuvagr is made with locally-grown botanicals, including angelica, borage and ramanas Rose. The connection with Orkney comes from the name, which means 'Church Bay' in Old Norse.

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The use of angelica was inspired by a story suggesting that Norsemen once brought the botanical to the islands. It can still be found growing there.

Distilled on Orkney, one of the Northernmost Scottish islands, Kirkjuvagr is made with locally-grown botanicals, including angelica, borage and ramanas Rose. The connection with Orkney comes from the name, which means 'Church Bay' in Old Norse. The use of angelica was inspired by a story suggesting that Norsemen once brought the botanical to the islands. It can still be found growing there.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    43.0
  • Distilled Gin
    This style of gin takes a neutral spirit and then adds juniper berries and other natural flavorings before it is re-distilled. After distillation, additional flavors (artificial or natural) and sweeteners may be added.
  • Cask Type
    Unaged

Tasting Notes

"Initially this gin is very shy and lacks a certain expressiveness. Then hints of angelica and almonds and cookie dough appear, along with just a whiff of spicy juniper and cinnamon. There's some orange peel on the palate, as well as coriander, making it a tad perfume-y. Overall it lacks a bit of balance."

Score 74
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Flavor Profile

Earthy

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